I was overdressed. I knew I would be, but what other chance was I going to have to make a formal dress for myself!? Besides, my husband expects these sorts of things from me now. I just can't bear to let him down. Right?
This dress was my inspiration. I am still so in love with that dress. It reminds me of the dress Vera-Ellen wears when she dances on the dock with Danny Kaye in White Christmas.
Made of an ivory satin and yards and yards nylon chiffon. Two complete circles resulting in a 10 yard circumference around the bottom for each of the four layers in the skirt. Talk about a twirly dress.
It was yellower (in person) than I originally imagined, almost a light buttercup actually, but it looked fabulous with those tomato red heels in the end so no complaining here.
I should have made a movie to show you how it moved. Oh, how it moved!
Here is a detail of my favorite part. Didn't that turn out lovely?
(I know it's a little lacking in the main wedding coral color, but as I figure it, I was going to be carrying this darling coral accessory the whole time anyway. Plus, I wasn't so sure I could pull off the coral as well as she could.)
It's been a while since I've sewn for myself, and honestly, I was scared to death to do so much pattern drafting for myself for this dress. I feel so much more comfortable drafting for children. I learned a lot from this one, and I'm still learning, but each new dress is a new step along the path.